Family Research Council (FRC)
- Homepage: http://www.frc.org/
February 2002: "The Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. We shape public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, we promote the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society."
May 2012: '"Despite the relentless lawsuits and attempts to marginalize supporters of traditional marriage, a clear majority of the American people have not given up on standing in support of marriage," said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council. "But instead, the evidence suggests they want to see it strengthened and preserved for future generations."'http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/09/politics/north-carolina-marriage/index.html
September 2011: "On Thursday, the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington, and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is a pastor in the Bronx, delivered what they said were 62,000 petition signatures to Mr. Bloomberg’s office calling on him to include clergy members in the ceremony."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/nyregion/omitting-clergy-from-911-ceremony-prompts-protest.html
April 2010: 'The socially conservative Family Research Council issued a statement calling the issue of medical rights for gay men and lesbians “a complete red herring” but saying it had “no objection” to individuals conferring decision-making powers to whomever they wish.'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/17/us/politics/17hospitals.html
March 2009: '"We do not oppose the development or distribution of the vaccine," said Peter S. Sprigg of the Family Research Council. "The only concern we have is about proposals to make vaccination mandatory for school attendance. It's a parental rights issue."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/25/AR2009032503682.html
July 2008: 'A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care workers who object to abortion, and to birth-control methods they consider tantamount to abortion, has escalated a bitter debate over the balance between religious freedom and patients' rights....David Christensen of the Family Research Council said: "Health-care professionals should not be forced to engage in an action that they see is the taking of a human life. Federal funds shouldn't be used for that kind of pressure."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003238.html
March 2008: '“I think the [Naval Academy’s flag-dipping--Ed.] ceremony is fully representative of the highest traditions of our country,” said Bob Morrison, who has attended the 11 a.m. service for 12 years and who heads an internship program at the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group. “It basically says that our country is one nation under God and the nation-state is not the highest authority in the world.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/08/us/08chapel.html
October 2007: Conservative Christian leaders in Washington acknowledge a “leftward drift” among evangelicals, said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and the movement’s chief advocate in Washington. He told me he believed that Hybels and many of his admirers had, in effect, fallen away from orthodox evangelical theology. Perkins compared the phenomenon to the century-old division in American Protestantism between the liberal mainline and the orthodox evangelical churches. “It is almost like another split coming within the evangelicals,” he said.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/magazine/28Evangelicals-t.html
March 2007: Parents are facing “increasingly intrusive demands of the modern state to micromanage the American family,” wrote Benjamin Bull in a brief filed on behalf of the Family Research Council. ”When courts cross-apply the ‘best-interests-of-the-child’ standard to the much different context of a dispute between a parent and a non-parent…, they necessarily cross into the territory of the state potentially substituting its judgment for that of the only litigant holding a fundamental right to direct the child’s upbringing.”http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0327/p02s01-usju.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gary L. Bauer Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Ken Connor Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Tony Perkins Person Nov 2, 2003
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 09, 2012 North Carolina's ban on gay marriage sparks cheers, jeers
QUOTE: North Carolina voted Tuesday to outlaw same-sex marriage, which was already prohibited in the state. Supporters pushed for the constitutional amendment, arguing that it is needed to ward off future legal challenges.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 21, 2011 In Islamic Law, Gingrich Sees a Mortal Threat to U.S.
QUOTE: Mr. Gingrich was articulating a much-disputed thesis in vogue with some conservative thinkers but roundly rejected by many American Muslims, scholars of Islam and counterterrorism officials. The anti-Shariah theorists say that just as communism posed an ideological and moral threat to America separate from the menace of Soviet missiles, so today radical Islamists are working to impose Shariah in a “stealth jihad” that is no less dangerous than the violent jihad of Al Qaeda.
New York Times Sep 08, 2011 Omitting Clergy at 9/11 Ceremony Prompts Protest
QUOTE: any consensus that existed about the appropriate role of religion in public ceremonies marking a monumental American trauma has fallen apart. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has come under attack by some religious and political leaders for not including clergy members as speakers at Sunday’s official ceremony at ground zero on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
New York Times Mar 11, 2011 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Falls Short in Maryland
QUOTE: Lawmakers in Maryland on Friday failed to gather enough votes to pass a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, withdrawing it from consideration after hours of emotional debate and effectively killing the bill’s chances for passage this year... The National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, both highlighted African-American and religious opponents of the bill as central to its defeat.
New York Times Feb 01, 2011 States Diverge on How to Deal With Health Care Ruling
QUOTE: in a few states that are party to the litigation, Republican governors and attorneys general declared the expansive health care law effectively null as a result of the judge’s ruling. They suggested they would suspend planning and implementation until appeals courts could rule...
New York Times Apr 16, 2010 In Hospital Decision, Obama Finds Safe Ground on Gay Rights
QUOTE: President Obama has found a way to support gay rights that least offends those who oppose them. Allowing same-sex partners the same rights as straight couples to visit and make medical decisions for their hospitalized loved ones enjoys broad public backing, even as the country remains polarized over the question of marriage rights for gay men and lesbians.
New York Times Mar 26, 2009 A Vaccine Debate Once Focused on Sex Shifts as Boys Join the Target Market
QUOTE: medical authorities recommended that they receive it [the Gardasil vaccine--Ed.] at age 11 or 12 to protect them before they start having sex. Critics worried that vaccinating children would send a subtle signal that their parents assumed they would become sexually active and that it would give youngsters a false sense of security.
Washington Post Jul 31, 2008 Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights: Proposal Would Deny Federal Money if Employees Must Provide Care to Which They Object
QUOTE: The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions...
Washington Post Mar 08, 2008 Clashing Over Church Ritual and Flag Protocol at the Naval Academy Chapel
QUOTE: Concern about the influence of conservative Christians in the military has grown since an investigation in 2005 by the Air Force found that Christian staff and faculty members at the Air Force Academy used their positions to evangelize cadets. Conservative Christian chaplains have battled the military to break with tradition and pray in Jesus’ name at military functions.
New York Times Oct 28, 2007 The Evangelical Crackup
QUOTE: The phenomenon of theologically conservative Christians plunging into political activism on the right is, historically speaking, something of an anomaly. Most evangelicals shrugged off abortion as a Catholic issue until after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But in the wake of the ban on public-school prayer, the sexual revolution and the exodus to the suburbs that filled the new megachurches, protecting the unborn became the rallying cry of a new movement to uphold the traditional family. Now another confluence of factors is threatening to tear the movement apart.
New York Times Aug 28, 2007 Craig: I did nothing 'inappropriate' in the airport bathroom
QUOTE: On Tuesday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, asking that the senator's conduct be investigated. The group, which largely targets Republicans, asked the committee to probe whether Craig "violated the Senate Rules of Conduct by engaging in disorderly conduct," a statement said.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 04, 2007 Banned From YouTube?: Conservatives Perceive YouTube Bias, Launch New Video-Sharing Site
QUOTE: Railing against YouTube, two Republican White House veterans have launched QubeTV as a conservative alternative. ... [They insist] YouTube banned a video by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin about radical Islamists.
Mar 27, 2007 Supreme Court lets stand grandparent-visitation decision: At issue: whether judges violated the constitutional right of Shane Fausey to raise his child free of undue government interference.
QUOTE: At issue was whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other judges violated the constitutional right of Shane Fausey to raise his child free of undue government interference when the judges rejected his authority as a father to determine the appropriate level of contact between his son and the boy's grandmother.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 19, 2007 Senate Passes Ethics Package: Parties Reach Hard-Fought Deal On Lobbying and Other Reforms
QUOTE: The Senate legislation, hailed by proponents as the most significant ethics reform since Watergate, would ban gifts, meals and travel funded by lobbyists, and would force lawmakers to attach their names to special-interest provisions and pet projects that they slip into bills. Lawmakers would have to pay charter rates on corporate jets, not the far-cheaper first-class rates they pay now.
Washington Post Jun 13, 2005 Efforts to curb abortion proliferate at state level: Abortion foes try to chip away at Roe v. Wade, most recently through laws focusing on 'personhood' of a fetus.
QUOTE: Lately, however, more such bills are being signed, reflecting, in part, the nation's more conservative state legislatures, and perhaps also the opinion of many Americans, who want abortion to remain legal but would like some restrictions.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 03, 2005 Leave No Embryo Behind: The coming war over in vitro fertilization
QUOTE: ...they have no death wish to confront the millions of Americans whose families have tried IVF. Promoting embryo adoption — finding somebody to rescue surplus embryos so IVF couples can go on making them and leaving them behind — is an attempt to avoid that confrontation.
Slate May 21, 2005 President Vows Veto On Stem Cell Research: Bipartisan Measure Seeks to Ease Curbs
QUOTE: President Bush vowed yesterday to veto legislation intended to ease the restrictions he imposed on stem cell research in 2001, setting up a potentially divisive battle with Congress over the morality of modern science.
Washington Post Apr 29, 2005 Bush Backs Abortion Measure: He Urges Senate to Enact House Bill on Parental Notification
QUOTE: President Bush is urging the Senate to take up a bill passed by the House this week that makes it a federal crime -- complete with possible fines and jail sentences -- for doctors or other adults to help patients under 18 evade parental-notification requirements by crossing state lines for an abortion.
Washington Post Apr 24, 2005 A High-Tech Lynching in Prime Time
QUOTE: Tonight is the much-awaited "Justice Sunday," the judge-bashing rally being disseminated nationwide by cable, satellite and Internet from a megachurch in Louisville...These traditions have less to do with the earnest practice of religion by an actual church, as we witnessed from Rome, than with the exploitation of religion by political operatives and other cynics with worldly ends.
New York Times Nov 01, 2003 3 Suits Filed to Block an Abortion Bill That Bush Intends to Sign
QUOTE: President Bush is expected to sign a federal law banning partial-birth abortion but would it be unconstitutional? Advocacy groups say yes.
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